Wooden Spoon and Plate Handcrafting: An Italian Family Keeps Their Traditional Business Alive
A family of Alpine Italian woodworkers is among the 10% of local wood businesses that survived the crisis. Find out how they did it.
Two German Carpenters Set Up a Workshop for Wooden Furniture Design
When Heiner Schäfers and Aron Keidel, two woodworking enthusiasts, met at the master carpentry school in Germany, a parade of great ideas has begun. They started working together twelve years ago, and today they run a truly unique business in Recklinghausen in Germany.
Wood-Mizer LT15 sawmill and MP100 log planer at work with log homes in Czech
For Hanis Log Homes in the Czech Republic, log home construction is a big business. Employing more than 50 craftsmen and producing more log homes each year, the company specialises in custom home designs that truly showcase the natural beauty of natural wood.
American home of dream
Mack Lowery turned a tragedy into a dream come true when he finished his stunning hand built, two-story, timber frame home in the dense woodlands of Mississippi. The first log cabin which Mack originally built as a young man in 1976, burned in a massive fire that left his family homeless and devastated. “It took me a couple of years to even go back out to my farm after the fire,” recalled Mack.
The Finnish Contribution to the Success of Woodworking Products
The success story of Wood-Mizer begins with two genius engineers who decided to share their innovative idea of a portable sawmill with the world. They found a clever way of converting logs into timber cheaply and efficiently so that construction from wood could become more accessible to everyone. More than 100,000 people have trusted this machine and successfully built their businesses or hobbies around sawmilling.
An Exciting Project from the USA: Vintage Garage for Ford Auto Museum
When the Model T Ford Club of America decided to build a museum dedicated to “the car that put the world on wheels”, Richmond, Indiana seemed to be the perfect fit. A town lost in time, Richmond is one of the birthplaces of the early jazz movement, where jazz giants like Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, and King Oliver’s band with the young Louis Armstrong on the horn performed and recorded some of their first songs.
Woman-Owned Contract Sawmilling in Germany
Bad Berka is a small health resort in the German region of Thuringia. Here we meet Sandra Eule, one of very few Wood-Mizer 'female' contract sawmills in Germany.
Mobile solar kiln protects lumber from insects and water damage
A homesteader Nathan Brown from North Carolina, USA, was tired of powder-post beetles destroying the lumber he laid out to air dry, so he decided to build a solar kiln.
Building an Aspen Timber Octagonal House in Finland
A Finnish entrepreneur John Ujanen applied paradoxes of octagonal geometry and built a super-efficient octagonal house from aspen timber.
Massive Sawmill Upgrades a Family Business in Denmark
“When I first entered the business and was able to make a profit, I realized how easy it is to operate the sawmill and how interesting it is. It inspires me to work at the sawmill every day,” says Thomas Andersen, owner of Varming Sawmill in Denmark.